Hawaiian Vacations Resorts: Ka’Anapali Ali’I

The Ka’anapali Ali’i is a fantastic resort that is also a “Value Plus” hotel, meaning you get more bang for your buck when you stay there. It is located on the Ka’anapali beach, one of Maui’s finest beaches, where white sands meet the warm, turquoise Pacific waters. And for golf enthusiasts, the Ka’anapali Ali’i resort is very close to the Royal Ka’anapali Golf Course, a championship caliber course. Check out the details of this resort for an amazing Hawaiian vacation.

About Ka’anapali Ali’i

Considered one of the most luxurious resorts in Maui, the suites in Ka’anapali Ali’i range from 1500 to 1900 square feet. They are decorated with a elegant tropical style with all the conveniences and amenities you’d expect from a luxury resort, including concierge, laundry services, and complimentary parking.

The Ka’anapali Ali’i resort has two outdoor pools on-site; a heated adult’s pool and a separate wading pool for the children. Recently constructed in 2009 was a million dollar upgrade to the pool area, including more space to lie out in the sun and a whirlpool spa.

Activities and Things to Do

As mentioned, Ka’anapali Ali’i is located very close to the Royal Ka’anapali Golf course, comprised of the two 18-hole courses, Ka’anapali North and Ka’anapali South. These championship courses were designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Arthur Jack Snyder and are an incredible way to spend your Hawaiian vacation.

In addition, there are 4 tennis courts at the resort and a workout room, so you’re sure to stay active… if you want. You could also spend your time lounging by the pool with a drink.

If you want to experience an authentic Hawaiian vacation, you have to try the water sports. Ka’anapali Ali’i offers fishing, snorkeling, wind surfing, scuba diving, and sunfish sailing either complimentary or for an additional fee. You must feel the warm waves at this Maui resort to get the real vibe of what Hawaii living is all about.

Also, check out horseback riding, hula lessons, massage and facials, poolside BBQs, a spa, and sand sculpting.

This hotel does not have any all inclusive vacation packages, so you will have to bring your wallet for the extras. And there are no restaurants on-site, though there are some nearby. If you are a big foodie, this might not be the place for you. But otherwise, the Ka`anapali Ali’i is an affordable resort for Hawaiian vacations in Maui.

About Timeshare and Resort Marketing

What is timeshare?
Originating in Europe, Vacation Ownership (Timeshare Resorts) has become a popular form of family vacations. Timeshare, or Vacation Ownership, offers consumers the opportunity to own fully furnished vacation accommodations.

Sold in a variety of forms, such as weekly intervals and Points-based systems, for a percentage of the cost of full ownership. For a one-time purchase price and a yearly maintenance fee, timeshare owners own their vacation either in perpetuity or for a predetermined number of years.

Why Consider Timeshare?
Imagine the expenses of owning your own vacation property or vacation home. Besides the actual purchase cost, you have other expenses to consider. You will pay taxes, insurance and maintenance costs, all for something you might use once or twice a year.

Now imagine purchasing only the time you plan to spend at your vacation home and share the expenses with other owners via a yearly maintenance fee.

Vacation Around the World
Additionally, through vacation exchange networks, owners can exchange their time for other popular destinations around the world and enjoy a variety of different types of accommodations and amenities.

Traditionally, an exchange is done by depositing your week(s) in an ‘Exchange Bank’ that would allow you to reserve a comparable week in another resort destination. This means that if you owned an ‘Off Season’ week, you could only exchange for other resorts during what that location considers off-season. This can really cause a problem if that destination has no off-season.
(Note: there are exceptions to these exchange restrictions)

However, with the popularity of Points based programs, timeshare owners/members now have the opportunity to travel without seasonal or other typical exchange restrictions. Points also allow an owner/member to travel for varied lengths of stays.

Attend a Presentation
Most resorts offer some type of promotional offer in order to market their resort and affiliated travel program. In the past, these sales presentations could be very ‘high pressure’ and the promotional gifts offered were, at times, somewhat worthless. Today, due to consumer protection laws, these companies have stopped this practice.

Consumer protection laws are not the only reason resorts are changing their sales policies. The biggest reason is common sense. We live in a very consumer educated age and can research just about anything we wish to, before we decide to purchase a product or service.

The process of the presentation goes something like this….

  1. Meet your resort representative.
  2. Discuss your vacation and recreational interests.
  3. Learn about the resort and affiliated network.
  4. Tour the resort facilities.
  5. Have any of your questions answered.
  6. Lastly, you will be asked if you wish to become an owner or member.

OK, lets talk about number six. I can already here some saying, “I thought there was no obligation to purchase! …” There isn’t.

Resorts usually offer a couple of options. One that can be purchased anytime you like, and a promotional offer while you’re visiting the resort or during another predetermined time frame. If (and only if) you find you have some interest in the resort and their service, hear them out. You might be surprised at what they have to offer!

Again, there is No Obligation to Purchase! The choice is, of course, entirely up to you.

Fire Pits and Vacation Rentals – Elements of Relaxation

Vacations are a designated time of relaxation for individuals, friends, or family. Vacation rentals accommodate travelers by adding elements to assist with relaxation. Water elements such as pools, spas, and Jacuzzis each symbolize relaxation to most vacationing individuals. Fire elements also contribute to relaxation. Romance often sparks from a fireplace or other elements of fire. Fire pits are a new trend that many vacation rentals are adding to foster a peaceful environment conducive to enjoyment.

Fire pits may be added to an outdoor patio, backyard, common area, or terrace. Numerous resorts with rooftop decks often add fire pits for guests to light a fire and commune with their loved ones or friends. Guests may be seen cuddling while gathered around the fire, sipping vino, tea, or roasting marshmallows. Fire pits add an element that encourages interaction among guests. Vacation rentals strive to do whatever possible to make guests feel comfortable. Many feel that this design element contributes to guests feeling at home and at ease.

Fire pits are available in a variety of shapes, material, finishes, and sizes. Depending upon the space that you need to accommodate, there is a pit for nearly every space. Larger areas lend themselves to the table pit design. This design may don a copper, stainless steel, or patina finish with a heat resistant mosaic tiled table around a fiery pit. Guests may place their warm beverages on the table next to the fire and the beverages will remain warmer longer. Chairs may also be carefully arranged around the table pit for maximum enjoyment. Table pits range in price from $1,000 or more depending upon the design, finish, and style. Other popular styles tower above the table pit and are more accommodating for standing guests. These types of pits are also very conducive for vacationers who desire to mingle with other vacationing guests.

With the exception of the table pit and the pit towers, most fire pits are no more than 2 feet high. Many of these pits are circular, but some are square in shape. Each pit comes with a wire mesh cover to prevent foreign objects from falling into the fiery flames. This wire mesh serves as a safety precaution to protect guests. Many of the smaller pits range from 24 to 45 inches in diameter. The cost ranges from $50 to $700 in cost. The cost varies based upon the material, finish, size and type of pit purchased. Fire pits are a welcome addition to any vacation rental.